- Jobs and Careers Center
- Featured Panels
- Featured Workshops
- Career Mentoring
- Special Events
- Jobs & Student Opportunities
- GISP Certification
Jobs & Careers Center
This area will feature dozens of sessions on careers and professional development for geographers. It is a central hub for students, job seekers, and other meeting attendees to learn from professional geographers, network, and develop strategies for finding employment in geography-related occupations.
Please note that all times below are in Mountain Time.
Featured Panel Discussions
- From Student to Professional Geographer: Entry Level Careers for Geographers – March 23, 12:50 p.m.
- Women in Geography I: Academic Careers – March 23, 2:40 p.m.
- What’s a Geographer, Anyway? How to Market Your Geographic Research and Expertise to Non-Academic Employers – March 24, 12:50 p.m.
- Women in Geography II: Business, Government, and Nonprofit Sector Careers – March 25, 12:50 p.m.
- Taking Academics out of Academia: Non-traditional Career Paths for Geography Ph.D.s – March 26, 12:50 p.m.
- GISCI: An Exploration of Professionalism Early in a Career or Profession and the Road Ahead (Opportunity I) – March 23, 2:40 p.m.
- Mapping Your Career Pathway in Geography and Geotechnologies – March 24, 10:20 a.m.
- First Impressions: Showcasing Your Geography Skills in Resumes and Cover Letters – March 24, 10:20 a.m.
- Tips and Tricks for Developing Strong Interview Skills – March 24, 12:50 p.m.
- Network like a Pro: Essential Skills for Advancing Your Career – March 25 12:50 p.m.
Whether you’re looking for your first job, considering graduate school, or changing careers, the advice of a mentor can help prepare you for success in today’s competitive job market. The AAG has assembled a team of experienced geographers to provide one-on-one and small-group consultation about career paths in geography.
- Career Mentoring I: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Focus – March 23, 2:40 p.m.
- Career Mentoring II: Government and Nonprofit Career Paths – March 24, 2:40 p.m.
- Career Mentoring III: Private Sector Career Paths – March 25, 2:40 p.m.
- Career Mentoring IV: Academic Career Paths – March 26, 2:40 p.m.
This program champions diverse high school youth to design geospatial tools for social change, using GIS to promote equity within their communities. The AAG welcomes creators Nick Okafor and Alani Douglas (trubel&co) and invites you to attend two workshops and a special social event focused on exploring potential connections with the geography higher education community.
- Mapping Justice I: Civic Media and Personal Rights in a Digitized Society – March 24, 12:50 p.m. We aim to conclude this workshop with two goals: to empower students to find new applications for their geography interests and to provide networking opportunities aligned to civically-oriented peers.
- Mapping Justice II: Algorithms, Bias, and Designing for Inclusivity – March 25, 10:20 a.m. The goal of this workshop is to offer ideas and opportunities for institutions to incorporate equitable data analytics, responsible technology, and inclusive design into their offerings. We will introduce trubel&co and our flagship program Mapping Justice, as one example of how we might weave together geography and the critical intersection of Race, Power, and Technology.
- Mapping Justice Social Event: Investing in the High School to College Geography Student Pipeline – March 24, 4:30 p.m. This informal social event, open to all attendees, is intended to connect geography program leaders and other AAG members with an interest in social justice and exploring ways to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive high school to college geography student pipeline.
Bridging the Digital Divide
This is an AAG initiative aimed at supporting geography students and faculty at minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Since its inception in 2020, the AAG has awarded nearly $500,000 in financial assistance to MSI geography programs through Bridging the Digital Divide. The AAG invites you to join us for the following sessions sponsored by this program.
- Mapping Our Way Across the Digital Divide – March 24, 8:30 a.m. This workshop will provide an overview of the importance of peer networking, along with its associated channels and best practice considerations.
- Bridging the Digital Divide Scholars Social Event – March 23 4:30 p.m. Join us for an overview of the AAG’s Bridging the Digital Divide (BDD) initiative by past President Emily Yeh and BDD Committee Member Jason Post, followed by a keynote address from Keith Searles, CEO of Urban GIS and founder of EDGE (Ethnically Diverse Geospatial Engagement), an organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the geospatial industry.
Job and Student Opportunities Postings
The AAG Jobs in Geography Center online jobs board is the preeminent source of academic jobs in geography, as well as a wide variety of jobs in geography-related fields in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Our Student Opportunities Site also features a constantly updating list of graduate student assistantship, postdoc and internship openings. A number of these positions are paid opportunities, so don’t miss out on furthering you career without adding to your student loans!
Did you know you can earn GISP credits by participating in the AAG Annual Meeting? Attendance provides several ways to earn necessary points for the “Contributions to the Profession” and “Education” components of becoming a GISP.
For more information on becoming a GISP, visit www.gisci.org.